Spring is a great time to update the look and feel of your home . If you’re looking for something less than a full rebuild, but more than just a new coat of paint, consider adding a layer of painted glass. Painted glass surfaces are easy to make and look great once you’re finished. They’re also super easy to care for, which makes them ideal for use in the kitchen and bathroom.
Glass paint can work wonders in the kitchen
Backpainted glass is an ideal protective surface. Since the unpainted side of the glass faces outward, it can be cleaned and sterilized using ordinary household cleaners. It readily takes caulk, which means you can seal out water along splashblocks and seams in the glass panels.
GlassPrimer™ glass paint is specially engineered to work with glass surfaces. Unlike ordinary paint, it doesn’t simply dry on the surface of the glass. Instead, it forms a nanoscale bond with the glass, so it won’t chip or peel once the paint is cured. And because the paint is UV-resistant, it won’t fade, even when exposed to direct sunlight.
This is ideal for use in the kitchen, where the temperature and humidity can vary significantly. Being able to clean and sanitize the surface using ordinary household cleaners means that your glass surfaces will always look great.
Glass is inexpensive and can be cut to fit the exact profile of your walls. For a project like a backsplash, you can also use a thin sheet of glass. A ¼” glass laminate will provide an elegant look and feel without adding a significant amount of weight to the wall. The glass laminate can be attached using neutral-cure silicone caulk.
One of the great advantages that GlassPrimer™ glass paint brings to a project like this is the coverage. The paint covers the glass surface so well that you don’t see the adhesive through the glass. You might say that the uniform appearance of the finished project is the “difference you can’t see!”
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